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 |  Feb 02 2013, 10:01 AM

The AMG Black Series lineup has done a fantastic job at dominating the German performance scene, a segment that BMW has, for decades, been the dominant force in with its M models.

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 |  Nov 09 2012, 8:33 AM

Mercedes-Benz’s in house tuning outfit AMG took the sheet off of its latest creation today, the SLS AMG Black Series. 

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 |  Jul 11 2012, 5:44 PM

Expected in spring of 2013, the next Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is dropping much of its camouflage today in the latest spy photos.

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 |  Jun 14 2012, 4:02 PM

The Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series is sold out, with all 800 models of the powerful Benz now spoken for. 

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 |  Apr 18 2012, 4:32 PM

When the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series was first announced, we considered it one of the best sports cars to ever be released. 

With its staple widebody styling that has made the Black Series recognizable worldwide, the C63 AMG blended performance in a stylish coupe body packing an AMG 6.2-liter V8 with 517-hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. Backed up with tuned suspension and superior braking performance, it’s undoubtedly one of the best vehicles out of AMG’s factory.

So what could make it even better? A matte black finish of course. As much as we thought the whole matte black thing would die out, it has become a stylish option for the right cars and it makes the C63 AMG Black Series perfect.

The matte black variant of the C63 AMG Black Series is dubbed UK Edition, and it appears that it’ll only be available out in the UK. But that shouldn’t stop enthusiasts and owners from giving their C63 AMG Black Series its own matte black treatment. We’d love to see a couple of these roaming around our streets.

GALLERY: Matte Black Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series

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 |  Mar 22 2012, 9:35 AM

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If the SLS AMG wasn’t quite enough for you, Mercedes-Benz won’t disappoint with the new SLS AMG Black Series. The Black Series is rumored to hit showrooms sometime next year, and our photographers were lucky enough to snap some spy photos of Mercedes-Benz’s newest flagship. 

The Black Series is going to be an amazingly powerful car, putting out over 600 hp and making roughly 500 ft. lb. of torque. The car will likely make use of a re-tooled version of the 6.2-liter V8 sporting new cams and higher compression pistons to squeeze more juice of the regular SLS motor. In addition the Black Series will lose 110lbs. and receive some aerodynamic tweaks to enhance the cars performance. All of these improvements should take the 0-60 time down to around 3.5 seconds.

The Black Series we see in these photos receives larger wheels, huge front fenders and a serious snarl in the styling on the front end of the car. Larger air intakes are visible as well to feed the beast with a high air flow.

Expect the SLS AMG Black Series to come out next year, and to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $405,000.

GALLERY: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

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 |  Feb 12 2012, 5:07 PM

The vast majority of us will never get to experience a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series up close and personal, so the German luxury automaker decided to take the liberty of creating an app for fans to enjoy some media on their Apple devices.

The app showcases what makes the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe so exciting with highlights on its styling, racing atmosphere, and performance. You can browse through specs of the Black Series Coupe, download dynamic wallpapers, and even share the iPad experience with your friends on Facebook.

Hit the source after the break on your Apple device to download the app.

[Source: iTunes]

 |  Dec 22 2011, 7:30 PM

To best showcase the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe Mercedes-Benz has produced two videos with contrasting drivers and vehicles, both filmed on track at Laguna Seca Raceway in Northern California.

Known for its infamous corkscrew, Laguna Seca Raceway can easily be recognized by automotive enthusiasts worldwide. What’s entertaining to watch in the two videos however is how tame the driver in the white C63 Black Series takes it on the vehicle (at least in the beginning of the video) while the driver in the Fire Opal (red) C63 gets it sideways and shows off what it can really do.

So there you have it – whichever way you may want to take the 6.3L V8, 510-hp and 457 lb-ft of torque Coupe out for a spin, you can. Mercedes did it out on the track, showing off the versatility of their C63 AMG Black Series Coupe.

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 |  Jul 23 2011, 9:24 PM

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The highly anticipated Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe is finally official, sporting signature Black Series widebody styling and an AMG 6.2-liter V8 powerplant with an incredible 517-hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. The result is a 0-62 mph time of just 4.2 seconds backed with responsive sporty handling and AMG’s always impressive braking system.

Handling suspension on the C63 Black Series Coupe is AMG’s coilover sports suspension while their brilliant brakes sit behind 19-inch titanium gray wheels. Available as an option is AMG’s Track Package which adds sport tires, active rear-axle transmission cooling and an AMG Aerodynamics package that attaches a front splitter and adjustable rear carbon aerofoil.

The exterior’s widebody isn’t all about aggressively good looks. The front end features large air intakes while the hood features a pair of air intake vents. Air openings can also be seen in front of the rear wheels for efficient cooling. The entire body kit attached to the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe is made from lightweight carbon fiber.

On the inside there are a pair of AMG sport bucket seats that have been upholstered in black Dinamica microfiber down the center. The door panels feature a new type of synthetic fiber while the rear bench has been removed entirely to save weight. Those that really want to seat four however can get two additional AMG sport seats as an option for the rear.

A truly race inspired vehicle inside and out, the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe will be the fourth Black Series model since 2006 and joins an elite group of very finely tuned AMG Mercedes models.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Black Series Coupe

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 |  Nov 10 2010, 2:28 PM

The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is already a sports sedan for people with aggression issues, and now we have evidence that an even nuttier version is in the works, ostensibly a C63 Black Series.

The biggest visual clue are the tacked on fender flares, similar to the SL65 Black Series, while the front rims look similar to the standard versions from the CLK63 Black Series.  We don’t have any details regarding potential upgrades, but based on the previous Black Series cars, bucket seats and light weight parts.

[Source: Autoblog]